MS Treatments

Use our MS treatment table to compare Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs)

Name Administration Route Frequency Date of TGA approval Pregnancy Category Treatment best for More info
Beta interferon-1a Injection Weekly Aug 2001 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Plegridy Injection Fortnightly Nov 2014 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Beta interferon-1b Injection Alternative days Aug 2002 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Rebif Injection Three times a week Jan 2000 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Glatiramer Acetate Injection Three times a week Dec 2003 B1 Relapsing Remitting MS
Daclizumab Injection Monthly Sep 2016 C Relapsing Remitting MS
Cladribine Oral Two treatment courses, twelve months apart Sep 2010 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Dimethyl fumarate Oral Three times daily Jul 2013 B1 Relapsing Remitting MS
Fampridine Oral Twice daily May 2011 C Relapsing Remitting MS
Fingolimod Oral Daily tablet Jan 2011 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Teriflunomide Oral Daily Nov 2012 X Relapsing Remitting MS
Alemtuzumab Infusion Two infusions, 12 months apart Dec 2013 B2 Relapsing Remitting MS
Natalizumab Infusion Infusion monthly Nov 2006 C Relapsing Remitting MS
Ocrelizumab Infusion Infusions biannually Jul 2017 C Relapsing Remitting MS and Progressive MS

Each MS treatment works in a slightly different manner and given the hugely variable nature of MS no one medication is likely to suit all patients. It is important that you discuss your medication with your treating physician.

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